The 44th Port Fairy Folk Festival …It’s a wrap!
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Dear Port Fairy Folk Festival Friend,

The 44th Port Fairy Folk Festival was a magnificent success. Every year we strive to give you an amazing musical, cultural and community experience. We would like to thank all of our partners, the artists, the volunteers, sound, stage and lighting teams and of course you, the audience for making our festival so special.

Farewell Caroline

We would also like take this opportunity to thank Caroline Moore, to whom we bid a fond farewell, as she goes on to pursue new and exciting opportunities. 
Caroline on her departure says, “I would like to thank the Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee, Founding Director, Jamie McKew, Derek Guille, Festival Ambassador, our wonderful and dynamic team of people, and the broader community who gave me the opportunity to work with them on this incredible festival. It has a heart and a soul like no other. It has been a true privilege to have been a part of the team, and I am forever grateful, and my life is all the richer for it.”

ExChange Conference

We would also like to acknowledge Folk Alliance International (FAI), who partnered with us to bring the significant ExChange Conference in Geelong, in the lead up to the festival this year. It was significant on many levels, and an absolute highlight was the presentation of the Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award to Jamie McKew. FAI produced this wonderful tribute to Jamie and the festival. It truly highlights the special nature of our event. It is about people and community.
See the video that was premiered during the Opening Ceremony
And as we dismantle our wonderful site, we commence working on bringing you the 45th Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2021

Warm regards
John Young – President
Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee Inc.
The 45th festival: March 05 – 08, 2020
Ph: 03 5568 2227 |
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